S.O.S save our skins!
ISHIKA TANEJA, international make-up expert and Executive Director, The Alps Group, solves all your skin and make-up troubles.
Q I don’t usually get pimples. But I recently got two of them and the mark just won’t go. How do I get back my flawless skin?
A Pop a vitamin E capsule on the scars and spread the oil evenly. The marks will vanish within a week. For acne, you can apply crushed neem leaves or a disprin. You may visit a clinic and get few sitting of red laser, ozone and collagen mask for better results. Derma abrasion can be considered to take off the deep marks. To keep acne at bay, wash your face regularly, keep your nails clean, avoid oily food, keep your hair dandruff-free and discard your cosmetics on time.
Q I got myself a tattoo in college, which I now want to get rid of. Can you suggest the best way to get it removed?
A Tattoos are meant to be permanent, so complete tattoo removal is not possible in many cases. But there are several methods, which have proven to be effective. The degree of the remaining colour or blemishes depends upon several factors, including the size, location, the individual’s ability to heal etc. A tattoo done by an experienced artist may be easier to remove, since the pigment is evenly injected. New tattoos can be more difficult to remove than old ones. While hues in yellow and green are harder to remove; blue and black are the easiest. Newer laser tattoo removal techniques such as ruby lasers, Nd:Yag and alexandrite can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects. Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colours with a high-intensity light beam, without damaging the surrounding skin. Q My skin suddenly becomes itchy with red marks all over. However, the itch reduces after applying a cold cream. How do I take care of this problem?
A Itchy skin with red marks is usually caused by allergies. It’s imperative to know the allergen to treat the problem from the root. It can be settled by popping an anti allergic or simple home remedies. But if it still persists, one has to personally visit a dermatologist. Instead of directly washing the rash with water, you can use fresh milk to remove the impurities and then wash off with water. This will sooth the area and help to heal it. Clinically treated aloe vera gel or cool cucumber slices are an excellent remedy for allergies and rashes.